Venezuela's Conviasa blacklisted by the European Commission
The decision made on Thursday by the European Commission was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by 27 EU member states, Croatia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
The new list, comprising 287 airlines, replaces the one enforced last April 2012, EFE cited. No further details were provided about the causes for the inclusion of the Venezuelan airline into the blacklist.
The commission's decision was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by representatives from the 27 European Union member States, Croatia, Norway, Island, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
As late as Tuesday, February 25, there was some visible response from Gabriela Ramírez's office. Representatives of the Office of the Ombudswoman would visit independent human rights watch groups to find what happened in connection with repression of protests. That day, they visited NGO Provea. The next day, they met with the attorneys of NGO Venezuelan Criminal Forum. They pursued specific data because -they argued- no claims of human rights violations of demonstrators had been filed with the Office of the Ombudswoman.